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Jane Lynch's Emmys' 'Entourage' Joke Hurt Kevin Dillon's Feelings

Jane Lynch's Emmys' 'Entourage' Joke Hurt Kevin Dillon's Feelings

Jane Lynch's Emmys' 'Entourage' Joke Hurt Kevin Dillon's Feelings

Funny lady and break-out Emmy host Jane Lynch brought down the house Sunday when she deadpanned, "A lot people are very curious as to why I'm a lesbian—ladies and gentleman, the cast of Entourage.” While the joke has almost universally been deemed the “best joke of the night” by casual viewers and pop culture gurus alike, there was at least one person who didn’t take kindly to the snipe, and no, it wasn’t the president of American Family Association.

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Funny lady and break-out Emmy host Jane Lynch brought down the house Sunday when she deadpanned, "A lot people are very curious as to why I'm a lesbian—ladies and gentleman, the cast of Entourage.” While the joke has almost universally been deemed the “best joke of the night” by casual viewers and pop culture gurus alike, there was at least one person who didn’t take kindly to the snipe, and no, it wasn’t the president of American Family Association.

Apparently Lynch’s joke hurt Entourage actor Kevin Dillon’s feelings.

"It was funny, but I think it's not fair at the same time," Dillon, who plays lovable meathead Johnny Drama on the hit HBO show, told Mark Malkin at a post Emmys Party. "We all have good senses of humor but I think the men of Entourage treat women well for the most part,” Dillon added.

 

If Dillon’s that sensitive it’s a good job he didn’t have to undergo the scrutiny of a Ricky Gervais-hosted event like last year’s Golden Globes Awards, or better yet, that he didn't come face to face with Lynch's Glee alter ego, the recalcitrant and hilariously vicious Sue Sylvester.

But not content to let the joke go Dillon then attempted to analyze how Lynch might have arrived at her punchline.

"Maybe she was going on season one when everyone one in the world was like, 'That show is so male chauvinistic,' and everybody was down us," Dillon pontificated. "But since then, E has had a longtime relationship. Vince has always treated women politely and even Turtle lately. I didn't take offense but that's not what the show is about."

Bless Dillon for trying to rationalize the inspiration for the joke but sometimes a comic just has to seize the moment and make it all about timing. And since Lynch was standing next to the stunning, newly openly out bisexual Evan Rachel Wood --making it seem as though Wood might be part of the punchline--and the Entourage boys were on stage, the timing was just perfect.

 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.